Graves has some new company. Recently, EPIX announced Adam Goldberg and Spencer Grammer have joined season two of the TV series.
The dramedy stars Nick Nolte as a former U.S. president who embarks on a Don Quixote-like quest to right the wrongs of his administration and reclaim his legacy. The cast also includes Skylar Astin, Heléne Yorke, Chris Lowell, Callie Hernandez, Nia Vardalos, Ernie Hudson, Roger Bart, and Angélica Maria.
In season two, Goldberg will play Margaret Graves’ (Sela Ward) fastidious campaign manager, Christopher Sachs, and Grammer has been cast as Katie Farrell, Margaret’s campaign communications director.
New York, NY – May 15, 2017 – Premium network EPIX®, an MGM company, today announced the addition of Adam Goldberg (“Fargo,” “The Jim Gaffigan Show”) and Spencer Grammer (“Greek,” “Mr. Robinson,” “Ironside”) to the second season cast of acclaimed comedy GRAVES. The series from Lionsgate – for which star Nick Nolte garnered a Golden Globe® nomination for his role as ex-President Richard Graves – has commenced production in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM with an eye towards a return on EPIX later this year.
After a year of public protests against his Presidential legacy, Season 2 finds former President Richard Graves turning inward in search of the man he used to be before he was President. This journey is compounded by the arrival of his first grandchild, thanks to daughter Olivia (Heléne Yorke) and a new revelation about his son, Jeremy (Chris Lowell). Graves’s journey coincides with wife Margaret’s (Sela Ward) Senate campaign, as the former First Lady attempts to build her own political legacy at the exact moment that her husband is tearing his down; and his assistant, Isaiah Miller’s (Skylar Astin) search for new direction after taking a bullet for the President in the Season 1 finale. In addition, Callie Hernandez returns as Samantha.
In a recurring role, Goldberg will portray ‘Christopher Sachs,’ who is Margaret Graves’ new campaign manager: a fastidious, idiosyncratic, often ruthless political mastermind who leads Margaret down a populist path. He doesn’t care about right or left, or right and wrong; he only plays to win.
Grammer will recur as ‘Katie Farrell,’ Margaret’s new campaign communications director, a blonde conservative princess cut from the cloth of Ann Coulter and Kellyanne Conway. As Isaiah’s Republican Dream Girl turned girlfriend, Katie takes Isaiah under her wing and makes big plans for his political career.
Produced by Lionsgate in association with Kingsgate Films, Josh Michael Stern (“Swing Vote,” “Jobs”) is the creator/showrunner, Academy Award® winner Greg Shapiro (“The Hurt Locker,” “Zero Dark Thirty”) and Rebecca Kirshner (“90210,” “Gilmore Girls”) are executive producers, Abby Gewanter (“Pushing Daisies”) is supervising producer, and Emmy® Award-winning Bill Hill (“Veep,” “Eastbound & Down”) and Jack Moore (“Dear White People,” “Crowded”) are producers.
What do you think? Have you seen Graves? Will you watch season two?